European Nanomedicine Characterisation Laboratory
To promote inter-sectorial and inter-disciplinary communication among key drivers of innovation, especially between developers and regulatory agencies.
To fulfill its mission EUNCL aims to achieve 4 major objectives:
To qualify a comprehensive portfolio of Med-NP preclinical characterisation assays (more than 40 assays) within an efficient collaborative environment over the first year of EUNCL.
To provide preclinical characterisation of 15 Med-NPs to researchers from academia and industry developing Med-NPs by opening trans-national access (TNA) the second year of EUNCL.
To constantly refine and upgrade the assay portfolio and processes of EUNCL.
As nanomedicine is a fast evolving field of research, it is a key objective for EUNCL to constantly refine and adapt its assay portfolio and processes in order maintain the provision of state-of-the-art TNA to the scientific community. Therefore, we will progressively implement additional assays to increase our characterisation capacity, for instance in terms of medical application or route of administration.
To disseminate the EUNCL findings to the nanomedicine stakeholders in order to strengthen the innovation potential in that field.
The emphasis of the EUNCL is to serve as a nexus for trans-disciplinary research, development and clinical applications of nanotechnology. Therefore, lessons-learned, best practices, knowledge, tools and methods will be made available to the scientific community such as academic researchers, industry, regulatory bodies, metrology institutes and others. However, care will be taken to ensure that proprietary information and materials disclosed to the EUNCL by the TNA users are protected.
European Nanomedicine Characterisation Laboratory (EUNCL)